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ACSA helps disadvantaged airport communities take flight
ACSA helps disadvantaged airport communities take flight

ACSA, looking to drive social upliftment within the poverty nodes surrounding its nine airports, has invested heavily in supporting disadvantaged individuals from these communities...

By Sindy Peters 10 Jul 2018

Dear Ballito Pro: this is how NOT to handle a PR disaster
Dear Ballito Pro: this is how NOT to handle a PR disaster

It happened in slow motion. Like a train heading for a car stuck on the railway line. You know what is about to happen but you're hoping that someone stops it in time...

By Shelley Finch 29 Jun 2018

Unicef opens applications for $100k fund for drone startups
Unicef opens applications for $100k fund for drone startups

Applications have opened for the Unicef Innovation Fund for Drone Startups, which will provide up to $100,000 in equity-free investment for profit-making tech startups that have potential to benefit humanity through the use of drones...

By Tom Jackson 28 Jun 2018

#YouthMonth: GirlCode seeks to narrow tech industry gender gap with AWS
#YouthMonth: GirlCode seeks to narrow tech industry gender gap with AWS

Initially launched as a hackathon specifically for women, GirlCode has flourished...

By Sindy Peters 14 Jun 2018

Ensuring the sustainability of sustainable tourism
Ensuring the sustainability of sustainable tourism

"Our role as tourism professionals is to ensure the sustainability of sustainable tourism. That is, we're to ensure that all of the principles are built into the foundations of what we're doing and that every strategy we have for business growth and development recognises this..."

By Danny Bryer 12 Jun 2018

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Is Siri sexist?

We rely heavily on systems and tools that are fed by data collected and collated by humans...

By Megan Sayle 8 Jun 2018

Call 2 Care uplifts communities with garden education, after-school programmes
Call 2 Care uplifts communities with garden education, after-school programmes

About a year ago, we interviewed Cape Town-based non-profit organisation, Call 2 Care which invests its time and efforts to uplift communities in underprivileged areas through sustainable food access and gardening education.

By Robin Fredericks 22 May 2018

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Biomimicry and the future of utilities

Claire Janisch, founder of Biomimicry South Africa, took to the podium at this year's African Utility Week to share how biomimicry could influence the future of utilities...

By Sindy Peters 21 May 2018

Could Antarctic icebergs be the solution to Cape Town's water crisis?
Could Antarctic icebergs be the solution to Cape Town's water crisis?

The extensive drought in SA has brought to the fore many a creative solution...

By Sindy Peters 18 May 2018

Brian Tjugum, managing director, Weber Shandwick EMEA Social Impact practice.
#AfricaMonth: Purpose-driven communications in Africa

The need for accelerated social progress and purpose-driven communications is at an all-time high, especially in Africa...

By Louise Marsland 14 May 2018

Kevin Swanepoel, CEO of The One Club for Creativity.
#OneShow2018: Better representation across the board

As The One Club for Creativity's Creative Week 2018 gets underway, I sit down with CEO Kevin Swanepoel for a catch-up on their developments over the past year...

By Ann Nurock 8 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: The power of smart technology in Africa
#AfricaMonth: The power of smart technology in Africa

People across Africa face considerable challenges - many of them existential. But, without the right devices, connectivity, and skills, those who badly need their problems solved often can't access available solutions...

By Greg Morris 8 May 2018

#WTMA18: Experiencing the wild with Aquila Safaris
#WTMA18: Experiencing the wild with Aquila Safaris

Aquila Safaris in association with World Travel Market Africa invited us to get a taste of its own brand of wild during an overnight stay. Just two hours' drive from Cape Town, this gem of natural beauty welcomed us to its vibrant and breathtaking surrounds which could easily leave anyone in awe...

By Robin Fredericks 3 May 2018

Pizza Hut changes pizza boxes into reading boxes
Pizza Hut changes pizza boxes into reading boxes

The Pizza Hut African Literacy Project launched in Cape Town yesterday, in collaboration with the READ Educational Trust - marking the first leg in the pizza franchise's mission to get more of Africa's children reading.

By Shan Radcliffe 5 Apr 2018

The world is 'still waiting for a women's revolution' - Zineb El Rhazoui
The world is 'still waiting for a women's revolution' - Zineb El Rhazoui

Late last year, Saudi Arabian women were granted the right to obtain a driver's licence...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 Apr 2018

is a Somali psychotherapist, writer, specialist on female genital mutilation (FGM) and gender rights, and lead campaigner working to end violence against women and girls.
It's time to stop tiptoeing around FGM, says Leyla Hussein

In today's world, the girl child is the most vulnerable, and female genital mutilation (FGM) is one of the cruellest practices and forms of discrimination against girls and women...

By Danette Breitenbach 2 Apr 2018

is an Eritrean journalist and human rights activist.
'Economic migrants are not refugees and the two should not be confused' - Meron Estefanos

A refugee is a person that cannot live in his/her own country for fear of persecution, human rights violations, or no rights at all. Economic migrants, on the other hand...

By Danette Breitenbach 30 Mar 2018

is a civil rights activist, pastor, and leader of the #ThisFlag movement in Zimbabwe.
UNHRC comes under fire at human rights forum in Joburg

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) came under heavy criticism at the Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF) held in Johannesburg earlier this week...

By Danette Breitenbach 29 Mar 2018

is a Palestinian writer based in the United Arab Emirates who rose to prominence following his diligent reporting of the Arab Spring uprisings and their aftermath.
#OFFinJoburg: The unintended consequences of dictatorships

With liberal democracy under threat and assault across the world, it is up to citizens to do the work of governments to bring the perpetrators to task...

By Danette Breitenbach 29 Mar 2018

Speakers included Zimbabwean civil rights activist and #ThisFlag movement leader Evan Mawarire, former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed, Moroccan-born French free expression advocate and journalist Zineb El Rhazoui, Arab Spring writer and journalist Iyad el-Baghdadi, Chinese-Canadian actress and human rights activist Anastasia Lin, Angolan investigative journalist Rafael Marques de Morais, and Eritrean information activist and refugee rescuer Meron Estefanos, and Egyptian actor and LGBT rights activist Omar Sharif Jr., among others.
#OFFinJoburg: Disrupters gather in Joburg on behalf of freedom

Opening the Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF) in Johannesburg, Thor Halvorssen, the forum's founder and CEO of the Human Rights Foundation (HRF), described the event as much more than a conference for human rights...

By Danette Breitenbach 29 Mar 2018

Serve others and the money will follow, says entrepreneur Pontsho Manzi
Serve others and the money will follow, says entrepreneur Pontsho Manzi

Pontsho Manzi, managing director of Botlhokwa Group, is a businesswoman with the Midas touch...

By Sindy Peters 26 Mar 2018

Bottomup outreach programme inspires learners to stay in school
Bottomup outreach programme inspires learners to stay in school

Bottomup - a non-profit organisation in Edgemead, Cape Town - goes far and beyond to provide schools with programmes that nurture belonging and identity; undertaking to understand why the youth have become disconnected from education...

By Robin Fredericks 26 Mar 2018

#OFFinJoburg: Many a bumpy road ahead remains on Africa's long walk to democracy
#OFFinJoburg: Many a bumpy road ahead remains on Africa's long walk to democracy

The Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF) will make its debut in Africa on Monday, 26 March, in Johannesburg...

By Sindy Peters 23 Mar 2018

On being a black face in a predominantly white space
On being a black face in a predominantly white space

Being black, female, and disruptive to the status quo is almost always met with hostility. Being all three of these things poses a threat to the environment where white male patriarchy continues to thrive...

By Paballo Molahlehi 19 Mar 2018

Securing a future for fashion - in conversation with Jackie Burger
Securing a future for fashion - in conversation with Jackie Burger

The word 'pollution' may conjure up images of dirty waterways and smog-filled city skies but seldom is it realised that the clothing on our backs may be the product of a dirty and dehumanising supply chain...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Mar 2018

Is there something more sinister behind the latest PPA delay?
Is there something more sinister behind the latest PPA delay?

The much-anticipated signing of South Africa's renewables power purchase agreements (PPAs) has once again been delayed. This time by an application for an interdict to prevent the contracts being concluded...

By Nicci Botha 14 Mar 2018

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#OrchidsandOnions: Corporate social responsibility should be more than a clever marketing con trick...

Corporate social responsibility, as a concept, sounds fine in theory... but in practice, it often turns out to be another marketing scam...

By Brendan Seery 13 Mar 2018

It's time to champion women leaders for South African media organisations
It's time to champion women leaders for South African media organisations

With other sectors such as accounting, IT and science looking to recruit the brightest and most ambitious young women, the media and marketing industry should also be looking at ways to change its profile and create a pipeline of future leaders...

By Werner Lindemann 8 Mar 2018

How the President Hotel plans to defeat Day Zero
How the President Hotel plans to defeat Day Zero

With the drought holding sway in Cape Town, both consumers and businesses have had to find ways to preserve water and Cape Town's luxury hotels are no exception...

By Cari Coetzee 27 Feb 2018

#DesignIndaba2018: Be inspired by problems in Africa
#DesignIndaba2018: Be inspired by problems in Africa

Design Indaba showcased the work of Leroy Mawasaru, a Kenyan teenager who is changing the world and showing how Afrofuturism can unfold for the continent...

By Louise Marsland 26 Feb 2018

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